Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Oct. 19th

Happy Wednesday!

As you know, the vast majority of the children in our school are learning to read, write, and speak in Spanish. Parents of students in the Juan Diego Academy who do not know Spanish often express their desire to join their children in acquiring a second language, as well. This may be something you have always wanted to do or perhaps it is a way to better support your children in their endeavors. Either way, we have a special offer for you! Mrs. Noting is teaching an adult Spanish class every week. The first class begins tonight. It is on Wednesdays from 4 - 5:30 pm and will essentially be an accelerated 101 class. In addition to teaching our 3rd and 4th graders in Spanish every day, she has also taught language classes at Tacoma Community College and Brown University. The cost for these classes is just $5 each session. If you would like to contact her directly, please email Mrs. Nolting at jnolting@hrrsjda.org. This is just one of the ways that we are growing as a community and celebrating the rich diversity of our school. Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


We Love our Volunteers!

Thank you to:
  • Kylie Muñoz, Amy Stevens, and Monika Anaya for your amazing help in the front office!

Preparing for Veteran's Day...We Need You!

Anyone who has served in the military or has family members who have served in the military, please send pictures to Mrs. Nolting (jnolting@hrrsjda.org) to be included in the Veteran's Day program scheduled for Wednesday, November 9. Please include the person's name, rank and dates of service. Pictures must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 4th.

Fulcrum Scholarships!! Do You Need $1200???? Apply NOW!

The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance

VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.

If you need help with this process, please schedule an appointment ahead of time with Berenice between 3:30 - 5 pm. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time, out of courtesy. If you would like to use a school computer, you can come in the office anytime between 7:30-3:30 starting on Monday 10/17/2016 (but help may not be available during these hours). To speed up the process, please have your last year's Tax Returns ready and an idea for monthly rent, utilities, insurance, car payments, debt, amount in savings, etc, or miscellaneous expenses such as vacations. Make sure to list all expenses, as this helps to qualify you.

From the Bookkeeper!

Reminder: Please make sure that you are staying current on all tuition and fees. Our school runs on a very tight budget and it is up to all of us to fulfill any and all financial agreements that we have made. If you have questions about your bill, please contact Kelly Robertson, the school bookkeeper, at finance@hrrsjda.org. Thank you to all who stay current on their tuition and fees...we really appreciate you!!

CYO Basketball...Sign Up Now!

A Basketball Registration SIGN-UP SHEET will be posted in the main office starting October 5th. Cost is $60 per player which includes your jersey (not shorts). Registration is for grades 4 - 8 for boys and girls. By signing up, there is no guarantee your child will be playing on a team. Teams will need to have at least 8 players and have a coach.

From the Development Desk!

Annual Fund Appeal - We Need You!!

In our fourth week of the Annual Fund Appeal we have raised $33,000 with a goal of hitting $100,000. We have had 7.5% of school families participate so far. Our goal is for 100% family participation at amounts that are appropriate to your family. Any family who gives in the next week will be entered in a drawing to receive two free admission tickets to our Crab Feed/Auction on January 28th.

To donate please see the following secure link on our website:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

You can also donate via the annual giving envelopes in this week's communication envelope. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thank you to the following Holy Rosary School families/staff that have donated to this year's appeal:

Dr. Bridget Yaden & Jeff Smith

Casey & Sarah McKinney

Katie Dempsey

Amparo Farias

Nuria Olmos Rodriguez

Sandra Spadoni & Daniel Krebs

Jeff & Claudia Klein

Raquel Lambrecht

Sonia Ceballos

Marseille Grimaldi

Kelly Robertson

Scott & Laura Puryear
Father Wichert
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert

Steve & Rhonda Kristoff

Morgan & Lisa Hepfer

Sid Chaloner
Christian & Nichole Gerling

Gabe Farias
DC & Analy Grant

Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges and Matt Hedges

Lizbeth Duran

Halloween Carnival

Halloween Carnival News!!

The Halloween Carnival is almost here. We still need your help! If you would like to give but don't know how, please consider making a cash donation at the office, or purchasing one of the items on the Holy Rosary School wish list on Amazon. Just click on the link, save the list to your account, and choose items to purchase and donate. Feel free to search for other items as well.

Thank you!

Maria Cordero-Reutebuch

ITBS Testing Window

Monday, Oct. 17th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students in grades 3 - 8 will be involved in ITBS testing during this 2 week testing window.

Halloween Carnival

Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for this fun family event. There is no admission fee and kids can win candy and prizes. If you would like to volunteer to assist with this, please contact Carnival Queen, Maria Cordero at Mariacor2@yahoo.com.

Adult Spanish Classes

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 4-5:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The cost is $5 per class. This is an excellerated Spanish 101 class taught by Mrs. Nolting and will be held weekly on Wednesdays. Join us!!

Veteran's Day Assembly

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for a special celebration in honor of service members. We will have singing and a special presentation!

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager